Saunders Solutions in Veterinary Practice: Small Animal Exotic Pet Medicine

Series Editor:

  • Fred Nind, BVM&S, MRCVS


  • Lesa Longley, MA BVM&S DZooMed (Mammalian) MRCVS RCVS Recognised Specialist in Zoo & Wildlife Medicine , Recognised Specialist in Zoo & Wildlife Medicine, College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine, University of Edinburgh, UK


General small animal veterinary practitioner
Veterinary students nearing the end of their course
Veterinary nurses


Book information

  • Published: September 2010
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-2985-1

Table of Contents




1 The exotic pet consultation

Section 1 Mammals

2 Introduction: Mammals

3 Post-spay complications in a rabbit

4 Spinal fracture in a rabbit

5 Ferret with abdominal mass

6 Urolithiasis in a chinchilla

7 Chelitis in a guinea pig

8 Skin neoplasia in a hamster

Section 2 Birds

9 Introduction: Birds

10 Regurgitation in a cockatoo

11 Harris’ hawk with bumblefoot

12 Tibiotarsal fracture in a dove

13 Feather plucking in a parrot

14 Stomatitis in a Harris’ hawk

Section 3 Reptiles

15 Introduction: Reptiles

16 Gastrointestinal foreign body in a tortoise

17 Bearded dragon with hepatic disease

18 Osteomyelitis in a Hermann’s tortoise

19 Dystocia in a snake

20 Dysecdysis in a leopard gecko

21 Aural abscesses in a map turtle

22 Hypocalcaemia in a green iguana

Section 4 Amphibians

23 Introduction: Amphibians

24 Trauma in an amphibian

Section 5 Fish

25 Introduction: Fish

26 Enucleation of an eye in a goldfish


MCQs - Answers

Appendix 1 Critical care

Appendix 2 Zoonoses

Appendix 3 Suppliers